Final NHL Rankings (4/11/2017)

Last Updated: 7/25/2017 11:33 PM ET

Not only does the Predictalator run every upcoming game 50,000 times, it plays every team against every other team to come up with the ultimate Power Rankings. The Predictalator is successful because it best accounts for actual matchups and team's abilities to exploit opponent's weaknesses, so the Power Rankings are not necessarily the best way to know who would win between two teams. They are, however, the best possible way to measure which teams have put together the most impressive seasons. The best team may not be favored against the second-best team, but it would be favored more significantly against the rest of the teams in the sport.

To build the NHL Power Rankings below, we "played" every team against every other team 50,000 times each and ranked by overall winning percentage of those games. These Power Rankings are as of (4/11/2017) rosters and projected depth charts.

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2016 NHL Team Rankings (4/11/2017)

Rank Team
1 Washington Capitals
2 Minnesota Wild
3 Pittsburgh Penguins
4 Boston Bruins
5 San Jose Sharks
6 Columbus Blue Jackets
7 Montreal Canadiens
8 Nashville Predators
9 Edmonton Oilers
10 Chicago Blackhawks
11 New York Rangers
12 Toronto Maple Leafs
13 Anaheim Ducks
14 Los Angeles Kings
15 St. Louis Blues
16 Calgary Flames
17 Ottawa Senators
18 Tampa Bay Lightning
19 Carolina Hurricanes
20 Philadelphia Flyers
21 Winnipeg Jets
22 New York Islanders
23 Florida Panthers
24 Dallas Stars
25 Buffalo Sabres
26 New Jersey Devils
27 Detroit Red Wings
28 Vancouver Canucks
29 Colorado Avalanche
30 Arizona Coyotes